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Italian Auschwitz Survivor Needs Police Protection Since She Gets Over 200 Threats a Day

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11:00am 11/8/2019 at 11:00am
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Auschwitz survivor Liliana Segre, 89, is a senator-for-life in Italy. She has pushed for a parliamentary committee to combat hate and anti-Semitism in the country, known as the Segre commission.

Segre now has to have constant police protection due to receiving over 200 anti-Semitic abuse and threats.

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“Pachamama” Statues Retrieved From Tiber May be Displayed Again at Vatican

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:00am 10/29/2019 at 11:00am
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Last week, we reported that faithful Catholics threw primitive figurines in the Tiber that were used in a Vatican garden ceremony and placed by an altar in Rome’s Church of Santa Maria in Transpontina. The...

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Amazon Carvings Used During Vatican Gardens Ceremony Tossed Into Tiber by Catholic Faithful

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:00am 10/23/2019 at 11:00am
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I recently reported that at the Amazon synod, Pope Francis created a stir by pondering the possibility of married priests.

But that wasn’t the only significant controversy associated with the event.  A video going around shows a m...

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France, Italy Agree on ‘Automatic’ Settlement of Migrants Across Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 20, 2019 at 1:00pm 9/20/2019 at 1:00pm
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French President Emmanuel Macron has reached a deal with the newly-formed Italian government, agreeing to resettle migrants that enter Italy by boat.

Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte “have agreed on a new system to distribute migrants across the European Union,” German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle disclosed.

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Italian PM Conte Resigns, Paving Way for Matteo Salvini to Take Over

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 5:00pm 8/20/2019 at 5:00pm
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Italy’s government has collapsed as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned after Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini tabled a no-confidence vote.

Conte unloaded on Salvini in a speech to the Senate, accusing him of putting...

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Italy’s Salvini Fires Back at Richard Gere over Migrant Dispute: Take them to “Hollywood on his Private Jet”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 1:00pm 8/13/2019 at 1:00pm
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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini hit back at Richard Gere for criticizing the country’s immigration policy. He told the U.S. celebrity to take illegal migrants with him to Hollywood.

“Given this generous millionaire is voicing concern for the fate of the Open Arms migrants, we thank him,” the Italian politician responded sarcastically....

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Open Borders to Turn Europe into Islamic Caliphate, Italy’s Salvini Warns

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:00pm 5/5/2019 at 2:00pm
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Europe’s open-doors immigration policy will lead to a European “Islamic caliphate,” Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has warned voters ahead of the upcoming European Union election. “For our children, to leave behind an Islamic caliphate with sharia law in our cities is not something I want to do and I’m...

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Le Pen, Salvini Form ‘Freedom Front’ Ahead of EU Elections

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:00am 10/10/2018 at 7:00am
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France’s nationalist politician Marine Le Pen and Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini have announced plans to create a “Freedom Front” electoral coalition ahead of next year’s European parliamentary vote. Speaking with Le Pen at a press conference on Monday, Salvini called for a “common sense revolution” to defeat EU’s political elite in the May...

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Collapsed Bridge in Italy Kills Dozens of People

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 9:27am 8/14/2018 at 9:27am
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A bridge in Genoa, Italy, collapsed during a strong storm and killed dozens of people. From Fox News:

Nearly two dozen people — including a child — were killed when a raised highway in Genoa crumbled during a sudden and violent storm, sending several vehicles plunging to the ground as rescuers desperately...

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Italy Declares Victory in Standoff with German Migrant ‘Rescue’ Boat

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:00am 6/12/2018 at 11:00am
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Italy’s new government has declared victory in a standoff over a German-owned rescue boat that brought hundreds of migrants to its shores. Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused MS Aquarius, which carried 629 migrants on board, to dock over the weekend. Spain’s newly elected Socialist government accepted the boat, which ended the impasse.

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Anti-EU Parties Make Huge Gains in Italy Election, But Still No Majority

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 5, 2018 at 1:00pm 3/5/2018 at 1:00pm
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Anti-European Union parties made a huge leap in Italy’s general election, but no party has (so far) come away with a majority. This means Italy faces a hung Parliament and can take a long time to form a government.

The situation mirrors the UK when Prime Minister Theresa May held snap elections...

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Italian Navy takes action to prevent migrants arriving by boat

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 1:00pm 8/3/2017 at 1:00pm

Italy has been struggling to deal with a flood of migrants from Libya and has received little to no help from the EU. This has led to strife, as we pointed out in earlier posts.

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Austria Threatens to Close Border After Italy Threat to Flood Europe With Libyan Migrants

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00am 7/19/2017 at 10:00am
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In a recent post, we noted that Italy was considering closing its ports due to the overwhelming flood of migrants arriving from northern Africa.

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Italy threatens to flood Europe with Libyan migrants if other countries don’t help with problem

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 10:35am 7/16/2017 at 10:35am
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Italy is being overwhelmed by migrants from northern Africa due to its geographic location.

As we previously reported, the situation has become so bad that Italy has threatened to close its ports.

In order to get the rest of the EU to help, Italy is now threatening to just give these migrants, mostly...

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Italy Threatens to Close Ports Due to Overwhelming Flow of Migrants

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10:00am 6/29/2017 at 10:00am
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Thousands of refugees have arrived in Italy over the last week prompting some leaders in the country to say they need to close their ports. Italy has been a popular landing spot for refugees due to its location just north of Libya.

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World’s Oldest Person Passes Away at 117

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 12:00pm 4/16/2017 at 12:00pm
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Emma Morano of Italy has passed away at the age of 117. She was the oldest living person in the world and the last person born in the 19th century. From the BBC:

Emma Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy. She was officially the last...

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Italian Supervolcano is Rumbling

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While progressives decry fossil fuel use as the source of our climate change woes, Mother Nature may be presenting us a more serious, immediate and real threat.

Most Americans are familiar with our supervolcano in Yellowstone. However, there is one in Italy that shows signs of potential activity.

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